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Church luncheon honors responders

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church held its monthly community luncheon Oct. 26 and honored local first responders with an elegant buffet, highlighted by Pastor Brian Riedy’s special recipe for duck and mushroom ravioli.

The meal was held in the training room at Catasauqua Fire Department, 90 Bridge St., and guests were served by members of the congregation. There were approximately 30 guests for lunch.

The next luncheon is scheduled for 11-12:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua.

Community leaders meet at Blocker’s

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Borough community leaders met at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., for their semiannual meeting Oct. 7.

Melissa Brown, Suburban North Family YMCA director, discussed plans the YMCA has for community gardens. The idea is to get the community involved in raising food crops.

Brown is looking to open a fresh produce market at a vacant property owned by Vincent Smith on Front Street. The plan is to have the farm stand outdoors in the summer and have pop-up shops in the building during the growing season.

Borough church has new ministry

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With the winter season approaching, Revolution Church opened its doors for a new ministry.

The new initiative, dubbed the GeneroCity Love Outreach, is under the direction of Joshua and Laurel Roeber.

They collected coats and assembled hygiene kits for the inner-city homeless.

The Roebers collected coats over the past few weeks and drove to a homeless shelter in Allentown Nov. 16.

Revolution Church, located on Race and Lehigh streets, is headed by Jim and Mary McIver, senior pastors.

Hanover to review Goodmac property zoning issue

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Hanover Township’s regular meeting Nov. 20, Chairman Bruce Paulus asked council to reconsider a resolution correcting a zoning error.

The Goodmac property was purchased years ago as a way for the developers of Airport Center to expand the mall. The mall never generated the retail coattails the developers expected. Over the years, Goodmac has proposed various projects, none of which were met with favor by the township.

The property straddles Allentown and Hanover Township. Both municipalities need to agree for any project to move forward.

Rap of the gavel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 2

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 4

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 21

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

MONDAY 25

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 26

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

School board members discuss refinancing plan

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Bond from 2014 could save district about $635,000, ease cash flow

During the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting Nov. 12, directors heard a presentation about refinancing bonds in the district.

Brad Remig, managing director at PFM Financial Advisors LLC, reported the interest rates have gone down since the board last refinanced.

“The market is good,” Remig said.

ELECTION 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County voters choose winners in Nov. 5 race

The following list shows the results of Northampton County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

The names marked with asterisks are the winning candidates.

Note that the results remain unofficial, per Northampton County.

North Catasauqua Borough Council

* Michele J. Hazzard, Democrat

* Mark S. Gioielli, Republican

* Jessica Cope, Democrat

Joseph D. Keglovits, Democrat

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

* John M. Morganelli, Democrat/Republican

* Abe Kassis, Democrat

Victor Scomillio, Republican